COVID-19

COVID-19 has been declared a global health emergency. Trusted, clear and effective communication and engagement approaches are critical to ensure that fear, panic and rumours do not undermine response efforts and lead to COVID-19 to spread even more quickly.

You can use the tools and resources in this section to incorporate community engagement and accountability into your COVID-19 operations.

Please regularly check the WHO site for the latest information on COVID-19: https://www.epi-win.com/

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23 April 2020

Guidance for National Societies on safe and remote risk communication and community engagement during COVID-19

Resource type:

Publication

Organisation:

IFRC

This guidance note provides recommendations to NSs on how volunteers can carry out face-to-face social mobilization safely, how to advocate for continued access to communities and options for remote RCCE. Available in multiple languages. The English version of the document includes an infographic and Canva template.

  • Advocacy
  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19

20 April 2020

COVID-19 rapid perception survey

Resource type:

Tool

Organisation:

IFRC

A rapid perception survey template designed to understand what the public already know, and still want to know, about COVID-19. Available in multiple languages.

  • Asia Pacific
  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19

8 April 2020

1 day rapid training on RCCE for COVID-19

Resource type:

Training Material

Organisation:

IFRC

This 1 day Rapid Training produced by IFRC aims to support NSs, branch staff and volunteers to achieve basic knowledge on what is RCCE, how to effectively set up community engagement activities during COVID19 and how to collect and respond to feedback and rumours using new social distancing approaches. Available in multiple languages.

  • Community
  • Coronavirus
  • Training

2 April 2020

RCCE global strategy

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Publication

Organisation:

IFRC

This strategy, produced by IFRC, UNICEF and WHO, provides an overview of how RCCE coordination mechanisms are set up at the global level with suggested technical resources and approaches to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Disease

2 April 2020

Guidance for RCCE country plans

Resource type:

Tool

Organisation:

IFRC

This tool, produced by IFRC, WHO, UNICEF, is designed to support risk communication, community engagement staff and responders working with national health authorities, and other partners to develop, implement and monitor an effective action plan for communicating effectively during early response to COVID-19.

  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Disease

2 April 2020

Community action guide

Resource type:

Publication

Organisation:

IFRC

This document, produced by IFRC, UNICEF and WHO, suggests key actions on how people and communities can stay safe and slow down the spread of COVID-19, particularly for contexts where you might have been asked by your local authorities to maintain physical distance or stay home.

  • Community
  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19

2 April 2020

COVID-19 children's booklet

Resource type:

Publication

Organisation:

IFRC

This children's booklet includes exercises and key messages on the coronavirus. The resource is designed for children aged 6+.

  • Children
  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19

2 April 2020

COVID-19: Three ways to help protect yourself and your loved ones (Creole)

Resource type:

Poster

Organisation:

IFRC

A poster in Creole on how to help protect yourself and your loved ones from contracting and spreading COVID-19.

  • Americas
  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19

2 April 2020

COVID-19: Know your symptoms (Creole)

Resource type:

Poster

Organisation:

IFRC

A poster in Creole detailing the symptoms of COVID-19 and when to get medical help.

  • Americas
  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19

2 April 2020

Including migrants and displaced people in preparedness and response activities: Americas

Resource type:

Tool

Organisation:

IFRC

This document provides guidance for Americas National Societies on how to include migrants and displaced people in COVID-19 preparedness and response activities.

  • Asylum seekers
  • Disease
  • Emergencies

2 April 2020

Including migrants and displaced people in preparedness and response activities: Asia Pacific

Resource type:

Tool

Organisation:

IFRC

This document provides guidance for Asia Pacific National Societies on how to include migrants and displaced people in COVID-19 preparedness and response activities.

  • Asia Pacific
  • Camps
  • Coronavirus

2 April 2020

Including migrants and displaced people in preparedness and response activities: MENA

Resource type:

Tool

Organisation:

IFRC

This document provides guidance for MENA (Middle East and North Africa) National Societies on how to include migrants and displaced people in COVID-19 preparedness and response activities.

  • Camps
  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19